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NEWS
June 30, 2013
A Hagerstown man was taken to Meritus Medical Center on Sunday morning after the pickup truck he was driving crossed the centerline on Eastern Boulevard, hit the guardrail and bounced back across both lanes striking an embankment, Washington County Deputy Chris Peiffer said. It appeared the red pickup truck had rolled over because there was damage to the top of the cab, but the pickup was upright when Peiffer arrived, Peiffer said. Ryan Charles Hartsock, 19, who was conscious and speaking, was taken to Meritus Medical Center, Peiffer said.
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NEWS
June 27, 2013
An accident involving a tractor-trailer shut down lanes of northbound Interstate 81 near Exit 16 for about three hours Thursday, according to a Berkeley County 911 supervisor. Units responded at 3:24 p.m. to the scene of the accident north of Exit 16 at the 16.9 mile marker, where the tractor had overturned, the supervisor said. The lanes were shut down because of fuel leaking from the tractor, according to the supervisor. No injuries were reported, the supervisor said. Both lanes of northbound I-81 had reopened as of 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
NEWS
June 26, 2013
A 17-year-old male was transported to Meritus Medical Center following the single-vehicle crash, according to Maryland State Police. A Honda automobile rolled several times down an embankment and  came to rest in a cornfield along Grove Road and Ringgold Pike. The accident, which was reported at 11:48 a.m., blocked Ringgold Pike for a short period of time. A state police helicopter was called but canceled before it arrived on the scene, police said. Further details of the crash were unavailable Wednesday.
BREAKINGNEWS
June 21, 2013
Two people were injured Thursday night in a two-vehicle accident on westbound Interstate 70 near Clear Spring, authorities said. The crash involving a Ford Mustang and a van between Clear Spring and the Huyetts Crossroads area was reported at 9:05 p.m., Maryland State Police said. Westbound traffic had been reduced to one lane at the crash site due to road construction. The other lane was closed for more than two hours after the accident. There were two patients as a result of the crash, but their injuries appeared to be minor, officials said.
NEWS
June 19, 2013
A Knoxville man was killed Tuesday night in a single-vehicle crash on Md. 67, Maryland State Police said in a news release. Roger D. Latham Jr., 43, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to the release. The accident was reported to the Washington County 911 Center at 11:12 p.m., police said. Latham was driving south on Md. 67, also known as Rohrersville Road, north of the intersection with U.S. 340 when his vehicle missed a curve, went off the roadway and struck a culvert, according to the release.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | June 17, 2013
A 7-year-old boy was flown to Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Monday evening after he ran into the side of a car while riding his bicycle on Papa Court off Security Road, according to a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman. It was the second boy to be injured in a traffic accident in Hagerstown since Saturday. The boy in Monday's accident was riding a bicycle down a driveway when he rode onto Papa Court and struck a car shortly after 7 p.m., city police Officer C.A. Robinson said.
NEWS
June 16, 2013
Woman, children treated following I-81 crash A woman and two children were treated at Meritus Medical Center and released Sunday after a single-vehicle accident in the area of the ramp from eastbound U.S. 40 to northbound Interstate 81, west of Hagerstown, Maryland State Police said. The interstate ramp was closed for about 30 minutes due to the accident, which was reported at about 11:15 a.m. Sunday, emergency services officials said. - Julie E. Greene Pa. Turnpike reopens after Sunday crash HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP)
BREAKINGNEWS
June 16, 2013
A woman and two children were treated at Meritus Medical Center and released Sunday after a single-vehicle accident in the area of the ramp from eastbound U.S. 40 to northbound Interstate 81, west of Hagerstown, Maryland State Police said. The interstate ramp was closed for about 30 minutes due to the accident, which was reported at about 11:15 a.m. Sunday, emergency services officials said. - Julie E. Greene
BREAKINGNEWS
June 16, 2013
A Berkeley Springs man, who was selling beverages along the side of U.S. 522 southwest of Berkeley Springs, died from injuries he received in an accident Saturday afternoon when a 2007 International truck struck three vehicles, including the local man's parked van, according to a West Virginia State Police news release. Robert Wayne Hunt Sr., 57, of Berkeley Springs, was taken to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, state police said. Charles Thomas Wayne, who was driving the 2007 International truck, was cited for failure to maintain control of his vehicle and driving with a revoked driver's license, state police said.
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